Sarah’s got a gun
Speaking of BSE, a new indie film called Mad Cowgirl is now playing at Two Boots’ Pioneer Theater in the East Village tonight and Monday, July 31 at 9pm. Check the website to see when it comes to your city.
Seeing films at the Pioneer is always fun because you can bring Two Boots vegan pizza from their parlor with you, but perhaps you’d like to read the synopsis before you bring in that slice. (Taken from the SF IndieFest program notes):
Sarah Lassez (NOWHERE, THE BLACKOUT, UNTIL THE NIGHT) delivers a star-making performance as Therese, an ass-kicking health inspector with a failed marriage, an on-going affair with a creepy televangelist, nymphomania, and an obsession with old kung-fu movies. Further complicating her life is a very questionable relationship with her brother Thierry (James Duval from THE DOOM GENERATION and DONNIE DARKO), a meat importer who may (or may not) have infected her with mad cow disease.
MAD COWGIRL is practically impossible to describe, but it’s a Narrative – Experimental – Art – Comedy – Horror – Tragedy – Kung Fu epic that features multiple languages, a little hardcore porn, a flying guillotine, the old ultraviolence and Walter Koenig (Cmdr. Pavel Chekov) as a slimy sex-addicted preacher. Great Scott!
It could also be described as a film about a woman who is dying of a brain disorder, and her surreal journey which descends into violence; or perhaps, it’s about a woman who hates her job, and the men in her life, so she is driven to kill the Ten Tigers From Kwangtung.
Sounds fun, huh? I haven’t seen it yet, but the reviews are great. NY Times writes, “Wickedly funny…Be warned: This movie is likely to turn even the most devoted meat eater into a vegetarian.” And San Francisco Bay Guardian hails the film as “a truly unusual kind of chaos even vegans can appreciate.” (I’ll assume they mean that tenderly.)